The movie is about a boy with a unique aging disorder: one that makes him age 4 times faster than normal. It picks up when Jack (Robin Williams) is 10 years old, but looks 40. He tries to go to public school for the first time, and to become friends with kids his own age. His physical appearance causes him lots of problems, however. Written by
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Jack's condition (of aging four times faster than usual) is a somewhat exaggerated but nevertheless real illness, known as Werner Syndrome. See more »
Jack's shoelace is untied when he starts balancing on the edge of a raised area. It is tied later in the same scene. See more »
[to Louis' mom about Louis, pretending to be the principal]
I would say he's probably the smartest kid in the whole school.
If not, maybe the smartest kid I've ever met.
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At the end of the music, Jack's classmates can be heard calling for him to come out and play. See more »
Robin Williams is great as a ten year old, who looks like 40. When he plays with his mother (Diane Lane), explores the world or has a rendez-vous with the mother of his best friend - that is more than well-played. Williams as Jack: his best role after playing Adrian Cronauer in "Good Morning,Vietnam".Supported by the lovely, warm performances of Jennifer Lopez and Bill Cosby, Williams makes "Jack" a wonder. You can either love or hate this movie, depending on your RQ (=Romance quotient).
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